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Review: Identification of roadmap of fourth construction industrial revolution

Lau, SEN and Zakaria, R and Aminudin, E and Saar, CC and Abidin, NIA and Roslan, AF and Abd Hamid, Z and Mohd Zain, MZ and Lou, Eric (2019) Review: Identification of roadmap of fourth construction industrial revolution. In: 7th International Conference on Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum, 30 September 2019 - 02 October 2019, Stuttgart, Germany.

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Abstract

Industrial revolution is a series of events driven by the growth of technological innovations, and so far, the world had witnessed the first three industrial revolutions. Today, a new revolution referred to as the fourth industrial revolution is entering even though it is still in its early stages of development. Many developed countries had established their own roadmap or strategic plan as a first step. However, only a few of them touched the construction sector even though the construction industry provides a significant contribution to the country’s GDP. Based on this understanding, there is a fundamental need to give a clear view of Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 from the construction industry’s perspective, since most users are still finding their way in this transition. An extensive literature review is used to define the scope and terms of the field of construction in the industrial revolution. Towards this goal, a clear definition and concept of each revolution, key technologies related to construction and challenges faced by the industry will be explored. Simultaneously, this review paper also benchmarked a few documents as a simple guide in the transition process to the fourth industrial revolution to avoid a lag in a world where changes are swift and sudden. Therefore, this review paper contributes by providing a better understanding of the challenges and trends in Construction 4.0 to academics and practitioners. Moreover, it will spark new ideas on the policy or strategic roadmap development in the future.

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